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. the oldest brother, tamerlan tsarnaev in-laws and wife are asking the public to please respect their privacy at this time. and as we know, tamerlan was the bombing suspect killed in a shoot-out with police. a statement issued outside the family's north king's town rhode island home rings, quote, our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. in the aftermath of the horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he inflicted. please respect our family's privacy at this difficult time. >> we are starting to get a clearer picture of who the suspects were and what they were doing before they began the reign of terror. >> the city of boston and the city of cambridge and watertown and many other communities can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that two perpetrators that caused so many pain and anguish are no longer a threat to our safety and communities. >> and with that, the state-wide manhunt was over. the teen the fbi described as suspect numb
suspect's uncle. he said that tamerlan and dzhokhar brought shame to their community. let's go where ruslan tsarni lives. he called them losers earlier, what is he saying now. >> he used that word yesterday and wouldn't go that far today, but it has equally strong reactions to their actions, anger, tears. i sat down with him earlier today. my first question, what's his reaction to his nephew being caught. take a listen. >> i am relieved. i am relieved that he is alive, first of all, for that there's now chance to find out who was behind it, who were mentors of all of it, and how possibly could he get involved and do this harm to innocent people. and second of all, i stress that there's a chance for jihad and to seek forgiveness. >> don, we should stress the uncle wasn't especially close with the family. he says he had not seen his nephews since around 2006 and had mostly cut ties with the family in 2009. that year he also had a conversation with the older nephew, tamerlan. the uncle said back then he noticed his nephew was becoming more extreme in his religious views and when he trie
government had asked the united states to investigate the deceased brother, tamerlan tsarnaev back in 2001 and the fbi did, in fact, interview the family and him and look into his background. peter doocy is following that story in washington. what did the fbi do back then? >> heather, the fbi says they spoke to suspect number two, tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago at the request of a foreign government who thought he might have possible extremist ties. the fbi combed through databases looking at phone calls, internet activity, travel history, known associates. they also say they did interview tamerlan and some family members, although at this point we don't know which ones and after all that, they found nothing. at the beginning of 2011, he was clean. no evidence of terror activity, foreign or domestic. so case closed. although the fbi did tell this foreign government who reached out that if any further concerns came up, check back in and they would circle back with this amateur boxer in boston. but this foreign government never did check back in. although we have interesting information to
suspect number one, tamerlan tsarnaev. >> what we are looking for right now is a suspect consistent with the description of suspect number two. >> reporter: more than 9,000 officers mobilized and much of boston under lockdown as authorities search high and low for suspect number two. >> we believe this could be a terrorists. we believe this to be a man that has come here to kill people. >> reporter: at the hunt continues, the suspect's family speaks out. >> and being cowards, they shot the boy dead. >> he put a shame on our family, he put a shame on the entire chechen ethnicity. >> reporter: late friday, still no capture. >> we do not have our suspect in afternoon, but we will have one. >> reporter: an hour later, officers have the suspect corners. >> they know exactly where he is. they have cordoned off a section of watertown. >> reporter: they are yelling loudly to somebody in the boat or near it, come out, and we just heard him say come out on your own terms and come out with your hands up. >> the tweet just came suspect in custody. >> reporter: and the streets erupted in celebra
about the fbi's prior look at the older brother who was killed, tamerlan tsarnaev? and is the fbi facing criticism is now? >> reporter: oh, yes. absolutely i think you're going to see an intense focus from capitol hill on this. and a lot of questions for the fbi. what we learned yesterday is that the fbi did have prior information about the older brother, tamerlan, that the russian intelligence service had had asked the fbi to investigate him in 2011 saying he was a follower of radical islam. the fbi says they interviewed tamerlan. they questioned members of his family, looked into public databases, and concluded they had no evidence of -- no hard evidence of islamic activity. now what's interesting -- radical islamic activity or anything cripple nal. now what's interesting in january of 2012 he gets a visa, flies to russia for six months, stays there. then he comes back to the united states and within a month he opens up this youtube account that's filled with islamic jihadi postings and radical prophecies that clearly would indicate sympathies for the jihad cause. did the fbi even noti
. his older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in a shootout with the police. >> the president's high-value interrogation group is standing by. the special team of the cia, the fbi, and defense department waiting to question dzhokhar squoefr night. overnight. the president pointing out there are still burning questions about why the brothers allegedly launched the attack and whether they're connected to a larger terror conspiracy. that's the big concern. >> huge questions this morning. our abc news team is out in full force right now. we start with chief investigative correspondent brian ross, who has been on this story from the jump. he has a blow-by-blow account of how the arrest went down. brian, good morninto you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the capture was dramatic and quick. authorities said they brought justice to the victims of the marathon bombings and turned despair into delight. [ chanting ] >> all: usa, usa! >> we are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight. we have a suspect in custody. >> reporter: just 25 minutes after officials lift
. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is steadily recovering. this according to administrators at his school, who have been receiving e-mail updates from the hern family. in the last few days, hern underwent surgeries at boston's children's hospital. first lady michelle obama even stopped by to visit aaron on thursday following the interfaith service in boston. and in a story you will only see here on kron four. besides sending hundreds of get well cards. aaron hern's classmates made a video to send him to show their support. friday, the entire student body at martinez junior h
. >> plane and simple they were opposite. the older one, tamerlan tsarnaev was approachable but he had more of a serious demeanor as opposed to his younger brother who was a little more outgoing, a charismatic, france, nothing alarming or socially awkward at all. the older one, the tamerlan tsarnaev to have a more serious demeanor, is still nothing alarming. he did have some of friends and if you went up to him you would smile and ask how you are doing it with the brothers being different, at the end of the day were positive people and not now but at 1.they cared about people. they cared about this country and a life they respected it. >> in the end of this violence or page we have learned about? nothing? >> not whatsoever. i would see the older suspect after high-school i would see him around at the gym where he trained for boxing or at the supermarket and he was fine and a smile in been the last time i saw him two or three years ago and i wondered ready is. people did not seem to know maybe even back to his country. then this happened. i am dying to know just like other people for what ha
arrest. his older brother, 6-year-old tamerlan was killed in a shootout with the police hours earlier. >> many groups, the cia, defense department included, want to question the suspect. there are burning questions about why the brother allegedly launched the attack and whether they're attached to a larger conspiracy. >> our abc news team is out in full force. we start with chief investigative correspondent brian ross, who has been on this story from the jump. he has a ploe-by-blow account of how the arrest went down. >> reporter: the capture was dramatic and quick. authorities said they brought justice to the victims of the marathon bombings and turned despair into delight. >> we are internally gre e tern the outcome. >> reporter: just 25 minutes after the lockdown was lifted, a water town resident went out to walk his dog and noticed blood on the side of his boat. >> he looked in and saw man covered in blood. he retreated and called us. >> reporter: police and the fbi roared back into town. a helicopter with infrared sensors detected movement in the boat. >> we're getting informatio
and video. suspect one was in the black hat, that was the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev. about five hours later we got reports of shots in cambridge. now let's talk about that. university police officer sean collier was shot at cambridge. this is the area. he later died. not long afterra that and still in cambridge we got the reports of a carjacking, police say the suspects car jacked a car, later released the owner. police were soon looking then for the suv and followed it west to water town. about 1:00 a.m. eastern time people reports shots of gun fire and explosions. then in a shoot out suspect number one, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. a transit officer richard donahue was also injured but dzhokhar tsarnaev escaped, that's the brother known as the man in the white hat. he got away and that's when this manhunt started and the area from water town to boston, that shelter in place was put in and for hours authorities went door to door with no luck. it seemed that the day would end without finding him and certainly that was frustrating for authorities. 6:00 p.m. eastern time th
, tamerlan tsarnaev, is dead. the younger brother in police custody at a hospital down the street from our location here after this tense and harrowing stand-off. he is listed in serious condition expected to recover. the suspect discovered in the backyard of a home in watertown after the homeowner noticed blood on his boat and part of a tarp removed. the stepson of the boat owner talked to greta late last night shortly after the arrest was made. >> the tarp on the boat, as you've described, had kind of lifted, which he found strange. he went over to the boat for a closer look. he found a strap that had been cut. not torn or worn through. it had been deliberately cut. he then was kind of stranged out by the whole thing. noticed a small amount of like blood in this area and then he took his little stepladder that he uses to enter and exit the boat. he went under the tarp, saw a small pool of blood, immediately there looked forward and because the tarp obscured a lot of sun line, it was gray and cloudy for ait here, he saw what he believed at the time to be a crumpled body, bloodied, in the
come to washington and say look into the older brother, tamerlan. they don't do that as a matter of routine. they have some piece of information that he had connection connections, that he had a backing or influenced by some group, whether it's al qaeda or another group, it didn't really matter. we do know that. that's almost certain at this point. where they needed it for money or picked the target, that's another question. what they'll be doing is going through their cell phones, text messages, letters, chat rooms, everything else, travel. you'll see the cia and fbi going to the neighboring countries with chechnya. and that would be georgia asking these same questions. other times it may be individuals trying to mimic osama bin laden and this may be the case. >> the russians insisted awe they they interviewed him and looked into this, they found no kecks to terror groups. he perpetrated this appalling atrocity at the boston marathon. has there been an intelligence failing here? >> we need to know more details. russia has a right to identify, just like any other foreign country,
-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed earlier after a gunfight with police. he left behind dreams of becoming a world class boxer. we also found a youtube page in his name with links to islamic websites. in a photo essay so thot by a boston university student, tamerlan tsarnaev was saying i don't have a single american friend. i don't understand them. he and his brother are from the russia caucuses including the war-torn regions of chechnya and dagestan. the brother became a u.s. citizen on september 11th of last year. tamerlan followed and got a green card. dzhokhar attended school outside of boston where he earneded a scholarship. friends and teachers we talked to say they never saw any signs of trouble. >> regular teenager. didn't suspect anything. he was on the wrestling team. he went to parties with other students. he went to the prom. >> a wonderful kid. we were proud of him. he was an outstanding athlete. he was -- there's nothing -- he was never a troublemaker in school. >> their father insisted his sons are innocent. someone framed them. i don't know who exactly did it but someone di
brother later identified as tamerlan tsarnaev. he was declared dead at the hospital. fast forward to tonight, authorities say they have dzhokar tsarnaev cornered on a boat in the backyard of a home in watertown, in a boat. after a tense stanoff, boston police confirm he is in custody. they release the lockdown and some people finally got out and about, started walking and one very astute person from this neighborhood parentally saw some blood on the boat, saw movement and immediately called police. >> it was an incredible moment, saying that the lockdown, the stay indoors was being lifted. suddenly the whole police action started up again, focusing on the one house with the -- they brought in helicopters with heat-seeking capability. take a look at these fbi websites. don't take them long to update their poster. both of them had been want, both suspects and dzhokhar, the word under the picture has changed to captured. >> reporter: in the waning moments the press conference which was announcing that, you know, we heard bursts of automatic gunfire from what sounded like, i would say
explode but you also lots of shoot going on. >> brothers dhokhar 19 and 26-year-old tamerlan starr tsarnaev add to the marathon death toll, killing police officer shawn collier in cold blood. >> the police officer that was killed you said it was a massacre. >> assassination. he was shot two times in the back of the head as he was in the cruiser. he didn't have a chance to defend himself. >> reporter: the officers responding to an all points bulletin of a carjacking when they saw the stolen mercedes, followed closely by a green honda. >> how did you first learn where they were? >> we got notified by the cambridge police department there was an execution of an mit police officer and then there was a carjacking. we from what we heard from the carjack the victim's cell phone was left in the vehicle so the police were able toping the phone and we were told the vehicle is in watertown. >> reporter: when the brothers realized they were being pursued they opened fire. >> three more officers. two off duty officers showed up within a men or two and we were in a serious gunfight in a backstre
poured out of their homes to applaud law enforcement. suspect number 1, tamerlan tsarnaev, killed earlier in the day after a wild shootout. we've got jam packed hour today. adam housley is outside beth israel hospital where suspect number 2 is under guard. catherine herridge is following the investigation. here in studio is america's mayor, mayor rudy guiliani. first let's go to adam in boston. bring us up to date on the very latest. >> yes. we're hearing from the f.b.i. there may be a statement coming out at some point in the next couple of minutes. we haven't heard from them since last night. we heard about the suspect brought here in certificates condition. i'll step away. you can see the police presence is here at the hospital in boston. it's been here all night. every exit and entrance is covered. the floor where the suspect number 2 dzhokhar tsarnaev is located has police presence as well, as you might imagine outside his room and on the hospital floor. anybody going in, coming out of this hospital has to have their bag checked, as well as their i.d we also have the picture from the
was. cowering, bleeding after a shootout where police that left his 267-year-old brother tamerlan dead. police said they tracked them down after they execute an m.i.t. officer and then led police on a wild chase. tsarnaev, the ethnic cheffian and u.s. citizen who lived here for more than a decade got away, but not for long. his arrest praised by the president. >> we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> and by this community still in mourning. >> it brings a sigh of relief, and i think it really allows us to start the healing process. >> and the suspect still has not been officially charged. still no word on the motive. live in boston, marcy gonzales, abc news. now back to you. >> thank you, marcy. an odd twist in thursday's shooting death of an m.i.t. officer, the event that set off the manhunt. the 16-year-old sean collier as an officer with a baby. recently began volunteering at the boxes gym with suspect number one, tamerlan tsarnaev, trained several years ago. the owner of the gym said it's unlikely the two ever crossed paths. one of those injured in the attack is an
an unpres -- unspecified group. the f.b.i. did a review of tamerlan's background and talked to him and family members and didn't come up with terrorist act timpt. but let me explain why this saimportant now. the same year the russian government said what do you been this guy and extremist ties? we think he is a radical islamist. that is the same time this group in chechnya is declared a terrorist enity and the older brother creates a youtube site where he is posting jihadi literature and that seems to be a theme is the trip to rush quaand sort of radicalization process intensifying at that point, governor. >> catherine, do we have enough intelligence to follow the smaller groups we haven't about? >> two mains. there is it a lot of intelligence gathering by the community and the american public has to ask themselves whether they want the government more in our business to prevent every attack. there is it a certain amount of risk and i am not minimizing what happened in boston but there is it a certain amount of risk if we are going to maintain what the american culture and democrac
officer was shot and wounded in the gunfight but police did shoot one man, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev, identified as suspect number one and dzhokhar tsarnaev's older brother. he later dies at a hospital, strapped to his body, bombs. dzhokhar tsarnaev is still on the run and an american city is put on lockdown. >> there is a massive manhunt under way. >> full neighborhoods are evacuated and watertown looks like a ghost town while a massive manhunt begins for the second brother, the nation begins to learn just who these men are. the older brother who was married and had a young daughter studied engineering at bunker hill community college. he took the year off to train as a boxer. the younger brother is a student at the university of massachusetts, dartmouth. friends say he was a wrestler and a lifeguard. it turns out the family comes from chechnya, the breakaway soviet republic which has for decades been racked by violence from extremists who have fought against russian control. the family came to the united states more than a decade ago. zubeidat, the mother of the two suspects -- >>
. suspect number 1, tamerlan tsarnaev, killed earlier in the day after a wild shootout. we've got jam packed hour today. adam housley is outside beth israel hospital where suspect number 2 is under guard. catherine herridge is following the investigation. here in studio is america's mayor, mayor rudy guiliani. first let's go to adam in boston. bring us up to date on the very latest. >> yes. we're hearing from the f.b.i. there may be a statement coming out at some point in the next couple of minutes. we haven't heard from them since last night. we heard about the suspect brought here in certificates condition. i'll step away. you can see the police presence is here at the hospital in boston. it's been here all night. every exit and entrance is covered. the floor where the suspect number 2 dzhokhar tsarnaev is located has police presence as well, as you might imagine outside his room and on the hospital floor. anybody going in, coming out of this hospital has to have their bag checked, as well as their i.d we also have the picture from the ambulance. you can see the condition he was brought in
west of here. tamerlan not a citizen but had a green card. he came at age 20, about four years -- about -- yeah, came here at age of 20. died at the age of 26. tonight in watertown, it all ended. the younger suspect cornered in a back yard in a boat in dry dock, shrinkwrapped in the back yard for the winter. a neighbor's tip led police to the boat. first in daylight, a volley of girlfriend. listen. -- volley of gunfire. listen. [ gunfire ] [ bleep ] [ bleep ] >> what is happening here? >> also, flash-bang grenades. later this report on police radio -- >> we have movement in the boat. he just sat up. he is moving, flailing about. >> and just around 8:40 eastern time, around 8:44 as i recall, the 19-year-old was taken into custody, taken to the hospital. back with our panel now, former mayor of new york, rudy giuliani, fran townsend, jeff toobin, jeffrey beatty, juliette kyyam, and with us, jeffrey vasquez, knew the older suspect and coached the younger suspect when he was in high school. luis, i appreciate you joining us very much. you saw them both the last time about two years ago. >>
in new york . in the meantime f.b.i. questioned 26 year old tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago and it may have been on with more than one occasion. what are we learning on that front. >> it is interesting that the f.b.i. didn't identify the foreign government that warned the u.s. about him. it little doubt it russia. russia critized the u.s. for ignoring the chechen threat. >> i met with the foreign minister and police officials. we were discussing security things. everyone of them told me. go back and tell president bush take these people seriously. thape are very dangerous. >> it may not be coincidental that president putin offered condollences over the boston attack. given the extensive postingings of jihad i felt videos it is peculliar that the f.b.i. did not follow up. >> how sustained was this process bypass the f.b.i. to cover him. did they do that . technical coverage and run sources at him. how long did this go on? i serve agency for a couple of decades. if the ssb russian internal security told us someone involve would with the chechens they would in my mind need a period. the m
big bangs. >> reporter: officers shoot 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev who later died with explosives strapped to his body. his younger brother dzhokhar flees, armed and dangerous. >> we're looking for a suspect consistent with the description of suspect number two. >> reporter: more than 9,000 officers mobilized, much of boston under lockdown as authorities search high and low for suspect number two. >> we believe this to be a terrorist. we believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. >> reporter: as the hunt continues, the suspect's family speaks out. >> translator: someone framed them. i don't know who exactly did it but someone did, and being cowards, they shot the boy dead. >> he put a shame on the tsarnaev family, he put a shame on the entire chechen ethnicity. >> reporter: late friday, still no capture. >> we do not have an apprehension of our suspect this afternoon, but we will have one. >> reporter: but just an hour later, officers have suspect number two cornered. >> they have the suspect, they believe it is the suspect, they know exactly where he is. they've c
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